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Island Hopping: Trinidad & Tobago by @JGRWriter #Giveaway

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Genres Mystery Romance Caribbean Literature Multicultural Historical Aspects
Noteworthy
There's a murder, but the author keeps light.  The sexual scenes, too are on a light note and no bad language.

#TeaserTuesday + Opening Paragraph-Midwife To Destiny by @NanaPrah

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This week I'm reading Midwife to Destiny by Nana Prah and participating in First Chapter, First Paragraph hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea  as well as Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Here is the opener from the prologue:

The pain pulsing through Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins’ injured wrist transitioned into a delicious, unfamiliar tingle when Dr. Lartey touched it.
“It’s just my luck to come on vacation and get hurt,” she huffed in frustration as she forced herself to not sigh at the pleasure his gentle probing touch evoked.
“You were very lucky. The x-ray shows your wrist isn’t broken, but you sustained a very bad sprain so you have to be careful with it,” he said, sounding all business-like.
Each time he touched her wrist, her stomach twisted and her awareness of him as a man, with the need to get to know him better, intensified.
These sensations unnerved her but the gorgeous man she had the privilege of calling her doctor seemed unaffected.

Here's my teaser. It make m…

#CoverReveal - Light's Bane by Lucy Varna #PNR

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Event Organized by ❤MaE Book Tours & Promo Stars Services Synopsis Daughter of the People Book#2 Daniella Nehring is a fierce warrior with a turbulent past. Born in the earliest days of World War II to unknown parents, she was raised by Rebecca Upton, one of the People’s most notable leaders. Dani has always had questions about her parents’ identities, information Rebecca refuses to reveal, leaving a gaping hole in Dani's own identity.

Author Showcase - Pamela Ann #bargainbooks #giveaway @PamelaAnnAuthor

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SYNOPSIS
Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake.

#BookReview: Swagger by Nikki Prince #newadult @AuthorNPrince

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Tag: contemporary romance, new adult
Blurb:

Nine years, two lives, one love.

We all have dreams. Mine were filled with college and the boy I loved, Cruz Montoya. But all that went up with smoke when he got sent to Juvenile Hall, my sister killed herself, and Dad up and left. My mother, and I use that terminology loosely, became a monster transferring her pains and disappointment. I became trapped.

Honorably discharged, I’m back in Arlington Heights, the small town that only remembers the black sheep persona of my youth. I could list a dozen reasons for my return, but the only one that matters is Roxanne Waters. I should probably leave her be. I’m not much of a catch with PTSD and the childhood memories rattling around in my brain. Yet, I can’t walk away. There’s a darkness that surrounds the death of her sister, a secret that’s slowly killing her. I’m going to find out everything. This is the moment of truth to see if we can make it or if I’m nine years too late.

Will her secret destroy everything? Her Father's Daughter by Cathy Mansell @cathymansell3

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Blurb: Her Father’s Daughter Set in the 1950s Ireland, twenty-year-old Sarah Nolan leaves her home in Dublin aftera series of arguments. She has taken a job in Cork city with the Gazette, a move her parents’strongly oppose. With her limited budget, she is forced to take unsavoury lodgings where the property owner cannot be trusted.  Soon after she settles in, Sarah befriends sixteen-year-old Lucy, who has been left abandoned and pregnant.

#BookReview: Distorted by Laura Dunaway

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Tags: contemporary romance Blurb: Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions.

Then there's Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He's sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He's accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more. Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.
Who will end up winning Aly's heart?

#BargainBooks: Distorted and Discovering Lucy by Laura Dunaway

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Synopsis Aly Chase has worked for Paul Pierce for years, loving him from afar. He is handsome, rich, and the powerful CEO of Pierce Homes. Just when Aly has decided her love for him is futile and vows to move on, Paul begins to give Aly the attention she had always desired, forcing her to feel confused by his actions.

Then there's Aly’s best friend, Ethan Baker. He's sweet, handsome and charming. He is also in love with her. He's accepted that Aly and he will only be friends, until one day Aly realizes that her feelings towards Ethan are way more.

Aly is caught in between the man she’s loved for so long and the man that has always been there for her. As her feelings are pulled and tugged in both directions, she must make a choice before her distorted life loses both of them.

Who will end up winning Aly's heart?

First impressions are a bitch-Clean Slate by @SLSiwik #book

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Juggling two jobs and mounting bills, Audrey Hoffinger decides that she doesn't have time for a boyfriend, but contemplates a friends with benefits situation. After placing a personal ad, she meets Mike Kowalski, a local cop,former Marine. He infuriates her from the first time they meet. He's pushy, overprotective, and has absolutely no concept of personal space or privacy. He drives her crazy! But as he makes her blood boil, he also makes her hazy with desire. Audrey can sense that there's more to Mike than meets the eye. Curiosity and desire draw Audrey to him like a moth to a flame. Resisting him becomes harder by the day. But maybe, just maybe, Michael is exactly what she needs.

One Betrayal-One Scar-No Escape-One To Protect by @AuthorTLouise Out Now

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Title: One to Protect (One to Hold #3)
Author: Tia Louise
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour Host: The Book Nuts Author Promotions





Don't mess with fate-Shattered & Mended by @JulieBailes #Bargainbooks

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Book #2 in the Shaken Series Cover Model: Darren Hitchcock Photographer: Julie Bailes Cover Designer: MGbookcovers

Savannah Young - Old Country Romance Series Spotlight

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Event Organized by ❤MaE Book Tours & Promo Stars Services {Book #1} WILDE RIDERS Synopsis FOUR WILDE BROTHERS...ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES. Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can't believe he's coming back. But his late father's bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper's help. Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers. Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she's stepped into another world in t…

#CoverReveal: Stripped From You by @MarissaCarmel coming soon

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Releasing June 1, 2014 You know how it ends, now see how it all began… "It doesn't matter how many women have touched this body, only one woman has ever touched this soul."

#TeaserTuesday + Opening Paragraph: Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse @cw1985

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Welcome to First Chapter, First Paragraph hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea as well as Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week I'm reading Stately Pleasures by Lucy Felthouse.


Here's the Opening Paragraph:

Alice took a deep breath, in through her nose and out through her mouth. Repeated the process once more. Then, realising she could sit there all day doing it and not feel any calmer, she forced herself to step out of the car and close and lock the door.

Here's the teaser:
Alice knew that voice could only belong to Jeremy Davenport. The posh accent, and the fact he’d said “enter” instead of “come in”, screamed money and an upper-class upbringing. 
~page 1, Stately Pleasure  by Lucy Felthouse
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Can he rule her heart? In Your Corner by @sarah_castille Pre-order today

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"You have to go. I won't be able to control myself. I've wanted you so bad for so long and after I've been in the cage...I can't think straight." He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip.

Destined for the immortal throne-The Eternal Gift by Candy Crum @TheEternalGift

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A young girl (Kailah) discovers that she is from a lost and forgotten powerful Immortal blood line after she meets a strange new physician at work. She begins to have visions and see spirits and has trouble controlling bad things from happening when she is angry.

I used to have a great life-Vital Sign by @JLMacbooks #bookblitz #giveaway

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I used to have a great life. My little world was bright. I had no complaints. My perfectly simple life made the fall from grace that much more devastating. I plummeted from the heavenly little bubble that I shared with Jake. I fell fast and hard straight into the fiery pits of hell. The knowledge of how things used to be is a bittersweet torture that refuses me even one moment of respite. I live in a painful reverie that I can’t escape.
I had it good once.
That’s gone now.
All of it disappeared like vapor into the ether. I’m a lost woman, wandering through grief and struggling to come to terms with my new title: widow. My family says I need understanding and closure. I say a cigarette and a bottle of wine is a much better option for instant gratification.
I’m the awkward, depressed one standing in the corner making everyone around me miserably uncomfortable. I’m the one with vacant eyes that society strives to help but can’t. I’m the one who hands out tight smiles and derisive snorts…

Riding his bestfriend's fiancee? RERIDE by Jamie Lee Scott @authorJamie

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By: Jamie Lee Scott


Synopsis

Kylee Reed- When I finished my MBA at Cal Poly State University, I was also supposed to get my HEA with my fiancé, bull rider, Dylan Spinelli. Instead, I got dumped. But I wasn’t going to let a lying, cheating bull rider change my plans, so I loaded up my horse trailer and headed out with my two best friends from college to spend a year on the road, barrel racing and chasing rodeo dreams. There was no room for a man in my life; my only focus was keeping my horse fit and healthy and win enough money to keep rodeoing. That was until my ex-fiancé’s best friend put his hands over my eyes at the rodeo in Reno, Nevada and said, “Guess who?”

Ten Fun Facts about Cristy Moran author of Taking Back Sunday

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Ten Fun Facts about Cristy Moran 1.       One time, I was offered a job at the White House. But I was in middle school then, and I couldn’t take it. True story. 2.       Neil Diamond called me on the phone one time and woke me up from a nap. Yes. That Neil Diamond. And I cried because, seriously, it was amazing and I was overwhelmed. 3.       I know all the words to Wayne’s World by memory and can recite the entire script at the drop of a hat.

One tragic moment will test her-A Firefighter's Flame by Dani Hart #Giveaway

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If you dig into the deepest parts of your soul, what would you find? Happiness, pain, love, regret, peace, sorrow? Now imagine experiencing all those feelings at once and then nothing at all. These were the average days in the life of Lennox. An unhealthy and unstable mind is further challenged when fate intervenes. One tragic moment will test her wavering strength and leave a permanent scar on her conscience. Follow her journey of rediscovery, falling in love, and searching for her own fairy-tale ending.

April 2014: Reading Challenge Book(s) of the Month #LGBTApril

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Welcome to April, ROW80Books Challengers!
Sorry, we're a bit late getting this up. We're having a hectic April over here.

First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in March's Book of the Month challenge. I know some of the books pulled you out of your comfort zones with the menage/love triangle theme. It is great that you all persevered and finished the books. So thanks again.

Will she let him? Let Me Love You by @AmyDaviesAuthor #booktour

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LET ME LOVE YOU BY AMY DAVIES Published January 4, 2014

Natalia Slone(Tally) had no choice but to leave an abusive relationship and find herself again. Tally decides it's time to to move forward with her life.

Sometimes love has to be arranged-THE ARRANGEMENT by @BethanyKris #Giveaway

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The Arrangement by Bethany Kris Genre: Erotic, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense When a Cosa Nostra girl and a Bratva boy meet...

#CoverReveal Keeping Secrets by @KiruTaye The Essien Trilogy Book 1

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Keeping Secrets By Kiru Taye
Series: The Essien Trilogy, Book 1 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Multicultural Length: Full length novel Release date: May 12, 2014
The Essien Trilogy - Series Blurb
Secrets, Scandals, and Seduction under African skies.
The Essiens are the kings of African finance. A close-knit family, their father is the patriarch of a finance dynasty that ranges from retail to investment banking spanning the African continent. Yet all is not as it seems as the three brothers—Felix, Mark and Tony—soon discover when their family is rocked by secrets and scandals. Blood ties or not, family is family.
If you like your book boyfriends to be tall, dark and handsome billionaires, then say hello to the Essien brothers.

How far will he go? Scary Modsters and Creepy Freaks by Diane Rinella #Giveaway

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The Importance of Autographs By Diane Rinella
I love autographs. It's not a case of star lust; it's a matter of what I call cosmic, person-to-person contact. A simple autograph is a way of saying, “I was here.” However, a signed piece of art, be it a book, album, etc., says, “This is my accomplishment, and I am proud of it.”
Numerous autographs line the walls of my office. For the longest time I only wanted those that I had personally obtained because I was documenting a moment in my life.This holds especially true with the autographs I got when I was a teenager. Those hold a special place in my heart because they represent a part of me that has grown.

The clock is ticking-Logan's Redemption by @CaraMarsi #Giveaway #Suspense

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Doriana Callahan's life is unraveling. Someone is stalking her and sabotaging her father's company; her teenage son is rebelling; and Logan Tanner is back in town. For sixteen years she's kept an explosive secret from Logan, a secret he soon discovers. Logan never belonged in Doriana's world, but a long time ago he allowed himself to dream of a future with her, until the awful night he was forced to run. Now he's back and he needs her forgiveness, but first he must forgive himself. Despite the fact that Doriana kept the existence of his son from him, Logan vows to protect her.

#TeaserTuesday + #OpeningParagraph The Arrangement by @BethanyKris

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This week I'm reading The Arrangement by Bethany-Kris, and participating in First Chapter, First Paragraph hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea  as well as Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Here's the Opening Paragraph:

Anton sat behind an oak desk, fingers drumming an anxious beat on the wood.
Ivan caught his eye with a sympathetic frown. Their conversation had stalled into
nothing at all. Neither knew what to say anymore. All the words they could dream up to
yell at one another had been used in both English and Russian. They never argued, and if
they did, it was rare. Closer than brothers, and they didn’t even share blood. Very seldom
did Anton find an urge to yell at his Sovietnik the way he had tonight. Here's the teaser:


"Giving this to me makes you mine, Vine. I don't care about who comes after or the in-betweens. Not when we both know I'm going to be your last." ~ page 18 pdf, The Arrangement by Bethany Kris.

Short Blurb:
Nothing will stop t…

Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War @GlenHierlmeier #historicalromance

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Synopsis:
Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War, a historical romance novel by Glen Hierlmeier, was released March 2014. This book takes the reader through the devastation left by World War II across the European and Asian continents following its main character Hank Fischer, who was drafted to the American Army in 1945 shortly after his high school graduation.

#CoverReveal Special Agent Francesca by @MimiBarbour #RomanticSuspense

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An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes.
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